Category Archives: Revising & Critiquing

Whether you’re working alone or with a writing partner, with an editor or a copyeditor, or even workshopping, there’s always room for improvement.

New Waiting to be Discovered Books on Book Country

Posted by March 9th, 2015

New Waiting to be Discovered Books on Book Country

Read and review our new Waiting to be Discovered books!

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VIDEO: Author Alex Rosa Shares How Penguin InterMix Picked Up TRYST On Book Country

Posted by March 4th, 2015

Watch our interview with Book Country member Alex Rosa as she shares how her New Adult novel, TRYST, got the attention of an editor at Penguin Random House. TRYST was picked up by Penguin InterMix and comes out March 17, 2015. Congratulations, Alex!

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New Books in the Editor’s Picks Section on Book Country

Posted by March 2nd, 2015

New Books in the Editor's Picks Section on Book Country

We’ve selected ten new manuscripts to be featured in the Editor’s Picks section on the Read and Review page. Check them out and leave a review! Continue reading

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VIDEO: Alys Arden and Alex Rosa on How the Book Country Community Helped Them

Posted by February 24th, 2015

What makes a great writing community? Its supportive members! Alys Arden and Alex Rosa joined Book Country in 2013 to workshop their books and learn more about the business of publishing. They’ve both found success with the support of the community: Alys Arden’s THE CASQUETTE GIRLS was a #1 Amazon bestseller, and Alex Rosa’s New Adult book TRYST was picked up by Penguin InterMix and will be released on March 17, 2015.

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Read and Review New Waiting to be Discovered Titles!

Posted by February 23rd, 2015

Read and Review New Waiting to be Discovered Titles!

We’ve updated the Waiting to be Discovered section on the Read and Review page. Go take a look!

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February Top Rated Books on Book Country

Posted by February 17th, 2015

February Top Rated Books on Book Country

We’re excited to share with you the Top Rated books for February 2015. Check them out and leave a review!

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Book Country Editor’s Picks for February

Posted by February 2nd, 2015

Book Country Editor's Picks for February

We’ve selected ten new manuscripts to be featured in the Editor’s Picks section on the Read and Review page. Check them out!
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New Waiting to be Discovered Titles on Book Country

Posted by January 26th, 2015

Waiting to be Discovered Titles on Book Country

We have ten new books featured in the Waiting to be Discovered section on the Read and Review page! Help a writer write their best book by posting feedback.

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Top Rated Books on Book Country

Posted by January 20th, 2015

Top Rated Books on Book Country

Top Rated Books on Book Country

A new set of Top Rated books is featured on the Read and Review page. We are excited to share with you the books that garnered great positive feedback! Continue reading

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Book Country Member D.J. Pizzarello on Publishing COLLECTED STORIES: Angel of Mercy and Seven Others

Posted by January 13th, 2015

Book Country Member D.J. Pizzarello on Publishing COLLECTED STORIES: Angel of Mercy and Seven Others

Congratulations to Book Country member D.J. Pizzarello on publishing COLLECTED STORIES: Angel of Mercy and Seven Others! D.J. workshopped several short stories on Book Country and received outstanding feedback. We recently featured D.J. on the Member Spotlight. In this Q&A, D.J. shares what surprised him most about the publishing process and advice he would give to other writers considering the self-publishing route. You can purchase COLLECTED STORIES: Angel of Mercy and Seven Others on Book CountryAmazon, and other major online book retailers. 

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Janet Umenta: After years of writing, what was the moment like when you decided you were ready to publish?

D.J. Pizzarello: I’d actually decided to publish some years before I finally took the plunge. I felt strongly that my stories should be told, that I had something to say others might find interesting, perhaps even thought-provoking. I’ve always loved language, loved trying to express myself in inventive ways. So I spent some years working on stories I’d already written, revising, and revising, and revising—and at times, creating new ones. At a point, fairly recently, I decided that my work was ready to be published. How did I feel at that point? Ready, eager, energized. Raring to go. Continue reading

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